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Raiden Confirmed

Revealed during EVO 2014 following the Injustice: Gods Among Us championships, Raiden will be making an appearance in Mortal Kombat X.

IGN spoke with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon about Raiden's return, revealing that he will have three different variations: Displacer, Storm Lord, and the tentatively titled Thunder God Raiden. Displacer leverages his teleportation ability. Storm Lord allows him to throw out lightning bombs that will create a tether of electricity between them. Finally, Thunder God Raiden focuses on delivering big damage attacks.

You can check out the trailer below, which was recorded directly from the EVO 2014 Twitch stream, so apologies for some of the strange audio.

[Via: IGN, Kotaku]


Our Take
It's hardly a surprise to see Raiden make a return for Mortal Kombat X, but it's nice to see him confirmed.

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  • Mod
  • Oh, man, can't wait for Mortal Kombat X, had a blast with MK 9.
  • One of my favorite Mortal Kombat characters.

  • Figured Raiden was a standard character. Wonder if this is implying that one or more characters will not return.

  • Every time I see raiden I think he was modeled after The Alchemist from "The Holy Mountain". And that creeps me out.
  • was there ever the thought that he wouldn't be in?

  • Not a huge shocker (kill me), but always fun to play as and his variations look great. Grooving on it.

  • Has there ever been a MK game without Raiden???
  • Good news. I always liked to play as Raiden.

  • Staff
  • I got extremely hyped because I thought the title was referring to MGS Raiden.

  • Yay!! I don't care if it was obvious. I'm very happy he's in there.

    I'm about as hyped up as I can be for this game. Everything I hear about it just gets me more and more excited!

  • Sweet, would have just went with one iteration though!

  • Hopefully my boy Johnny Cage comes back. I saw his daughter is gonna debut as a brand new character.

  • I'm glad to hear it, Raiden is one of my favorite characters. Edit: I really like displacer Raiden.
  • Why wouldn't he?
  • What a shock! Edit: dang, Alex beat me to it. Ah well, can't win 'em all. Anyway pretty much a foregone conclusion that Raiden wold make the cut, but glad to see one of my favorite pester/harrier characters in there.
  • Displacer leverages leverages his teleportation ability. Noice.
  • Nice to know there will be a lot of original characters coming back for this one.

  • I hope they don't take out players so they can charge us extra for DLC.

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